Google brings dedicated Assistant buttons to more phones

Google Assistant buttons won’t just be limited to a handful of LG phones this year. The internet giant has widened its partnerships to add dedicated buttons to a whole range of handsets in 2019, including returning partner LG (on phones like the G8 ThinQ, V50 ThinQ and K40) and Nokia (3.2 and 4.2). Phones from […]

Transgender woman challenges store assistant to fight after being called ‘sir’ (VIDEO)

The furious outburst took place at a GameStop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it began with the woman demanding a refund because the shop assistant called her “sir”. Footage of the incident that was uploaded to Facebook shows the employee repeatedly apologizing as the woman continues to rage. The video begins with the woman, shouting: […]

Google Assistant may soon have a web app for lists and notes

Google Assistant might soon have its own list- and note-taking functions instead of leaning on third-party apps. The 9to5Google team has sifted through the Google search app’s code to discover an unannounced “Lists and Notes” web app for Assistant that lets you jot down important information to sync across devices. It’s extremely basic (you can’t […]

Just tell Google Assistant to play Netflix on Android TVs

Until now, casting video to an Android TV through a Google Assistant-enabled device such as a Google Home or the new JBL soundbar has been a fairly simple affair. With the exception of playing Netflix, that is. Now, Google is finally changing that by allowing Google Assistant to play Netflix on Android TV devices. For […]

Pixel Buds live translations work with any Google Assistant headphones

To date, using Google’s real-time translations has officially required a set of Pixel Buds. But what if you’d rather not use the official audio gear ? You might not have to. Droid Life has noticed that Google quietly changed a support page to state that real-time translation is available for “all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android […]

Facebook Messenger assistant M can now translate French

Facebook Messenger today announced that intelligent assistant M can now translate conversations from English, French, and Spanish in France, Mexico, and the United States. M Translations in French is the latest intelligent assistant upgrade for France, following Google Assistant multilingual support in August for a number of languages including Fre…Read More

Hayley Wickenheiser joins Maple Leafs as player development assistant director

Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas wasn't specifically looking to add a woman to Toronto's front office. Hayley Wickenheiser was simply the best fit. One of the top players in women's hockey history, Wickenheiser was named the club's new assistant director of player development Thursday. The four-time Olympic gold medallist will monitor Leafs prospects in […]

B&O’s pricey Google Assistant speakers go on sale next month

When we saw Bang & Olufsen’s Google-Assistant enabled BeoSound speaker at CES in January, they didn’t have a price or street date. Seven months later, that’s changed. Now we know the Google Assistant-enabled, 360-degree speakers will be available starting mid-September for the portable BeoSound 1, and early October for the BeoSound 2. Hopefully you started […]